Luxembourg Cards and Payments – Opportunities and Risks to 2024

GlobalData’s Luxembourg Cards and Payments – Opportunities and Risks to 2024' report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including cash, cards, credit transfers, cheques, and direct debits during the review-period (2016-20e).

The report also analyzes various payment card markets operating in the industry and provides detailed information on the number of cards in circulation, transaction values and volumes during the review-period and over the forecast-period (2020e-24f). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including market shares of issuers and schemes.

The report brings together GlobalData’s research, modeling, and analysis expertise to allow banks and card issuers to identify segment dynamics and competitive advantages. The report also covers detailed regulatory policies and recent changes in regulatory structure.

This report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights into the Luxembourg's cards and payments industry, including –

– Current and forecast values for each market in the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry, including debit and credit cards.

– Detailed insights into payment instruments including cash, cards, credit transfers, cheques, and direct debits. It also, includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.

– E-commerce market analysis .

– Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry.

– Detailed analysis of strategies adopted by banks and other institutions to market debit and credit.


– With increasing demand for secure and faster payments, banks are launching instant payment services for their customers. In September 2020, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) launched SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) services for its customers in Luxembourg, enabling instant fund transfers between bank accounts in 10 seconds. As of April 2021 there are five participants in the SCT Inst system in Luxembourg, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

– To benefit from the growing preference for alternative payments, banks and payment service providers are launching new payment solutions. In May 2019, Apple launched its digital wallet solution Apple Pay in Luxembourg. The solution enables users to make in-store, online, and in-app payments. In April 2020, payment and money transfer solution Satispay was launched in Luxembourg. Users can top up their Satispay wallet balance via a linked bank account and use it to conduct online and in-store payments. Meanwhile, Joompay is a Luxembourg-based fund transfer solution launched in November 2020. It allows users to make fund transfers using the recipient’s &Paytag, email address, or mobile phone number. Users can fund their transfers via a linked bank account, debit card, or credit card.

– The advent of digital-only banks in Luxembourg is likely to further accelerate the shift towards electronic payments. Germany-based digital-only bank N26 launched in Luxembourg in December 2016, enabling users to open an account digitally and receive a Mastercard-branded debit card. In June 2020, N26 launched Business Metal – a premium account for businesses. Other challenger banks operating in the nation include Netherlands-based bunq, Finland-based Ferratum Bank, and UK-based Revolut. In December 2020, Revolut launched a money management tool, while in February 2021 it launched QR code payment services for business customers, allowing them to accept QR code payments at their stores.

Reasons to buy

– Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry and each market within it.

– Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry.

– Assess the competitive dynamics in the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry.

– Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Luxembourg.

– Gain insights into key regulations governing the Luxembourg’s cards and payments industry.

Companies mentioned

SBanque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat

BNP Paribas


Banque de Luxembourg

Apple Pay




American Express

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Market Overview

Payment Instruments

Card based Payments

Ecommerce Payments

Alternative Payments

Job Analysis

Payment Innovations

Payment Infrastructure & Regulation



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